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3 Taken to Hospital Following Watkins Glen School Van Crash:

 

The driver and three students in a Watkins Glen school van were taken to Arnot Ogden Medical Center for minor injuries after their vehicle crashed on I-86 west near the Arnot Mall.  Authorities said the van went off the road and through a fence bordering airport property.  The driver, 64-year-old Gary Reynolds of Watkins Glen, was ticketed for moving from lane unsafely.  Authorities believe he may have suffered a medical condition.

 

 

Steuben Co. Deputy Commended for Actions:

 

Steuben County Deputy Stephen Ellison was commended Monday for his swift actions that helped avert a potential “officer down” catastrophe two weeks ago.  County Sheriff Jim Allard said that Ellison was called to assist an unidentified officer during an arrest on March 22nd and upon his arrival, he found the officer pinned to the ground by an unidentified male assailant.  Ellison ordered the assailant into a prone position and he was taken into custody.  Allard said that the officer’s portable radio and keys had been dislodged during the altercation, making it impossible for him to call for assistance.  Allard commended Ellison for his prompt, decisive action, and for intervening in a manner which left the assailant, himself and the officer without further injury.

 

 

Road Work Planned for I-86 in Bath:

 

The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that road work will be performed on I-86 in the vicinity of Exits 37 and 39 in the Town of Bath on Thursday.  Exit 37 will be closed for part of the day, starting at approximately 8 a.m.  Traffic on State Route 53 should expect delays and be prepared to follow direction from flaggers guiding traffic approaching I-86.  Exit 39 will remain open, but motorists should expect intermittent delays in the area of the exit.  At both exits, workers will be assisting the Town of Bath with removal of lampposts.  Exit 38 will not be affected.

 

 

Update on E-C Airport Revamp Project:

 

At Monday’s meeting of the Chemung County Legislature, officials were briefed on the status of the $58 million revamp project set for the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport.  Legislators were shown new renderings of what the airport will look like once construction begins, with Director of Aviation Bill Hopper saying that the airport will remain functional during construction.  The project is set to be complete less than 18 months from now.

 

 

2017 Tyrtle Beach Season Underway, Jumper Announced:

 

With the start of Spring, and the turning of the calendar to April, your hometown radio station WVIN is once again looking to raise funds for local youth organizations with the annual Tyrtle Beach fundraiser.  The festivities officially kicked-off Monday night with the Tyrtle Beach Kick-Off party, where besides fun, food, and music, (and the raising of over $1,000) the announcement of this year’s Tyrtle Beach Jumper was made.  Taking the plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Salubria on April 28th will be none other than Steuben County’s new Sheriff, Jim Allard.  To make a pledge to see Allard take the leap you can call the radio station at 776-3326.  There will also be other opportunities to help out, stay tuned to WVIN for details. 

 

 

U.P.S. Adds Saturday Deliveries:

 

Customers tired of waiting through weekends for U.P.S. to deliver their packages are getting a reprieve.  On Monday the company announced it plans to start Saturday deliveries within the next few weeks.  Officials are calling it “one of the largest changes in the company’s 109-year history.”  The move is also expected to create roughly 6,000 new jobs by the end of the year.

 

 

Special Hammondsport Board of Ed. Meeting:

 

The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold a special meeting and budget workshop tonight.  It will be at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

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